As a good friend of mine pointed out, it was an error on my part not to mention some runner-ups for the west coast college basketball coach of the year, so here we go:
Leon Rice----Boise State----- Took over a broken program for the most part and had an outstanding year.
Steve Fisher--San Diego State---Another great coaching job, often gets overlooked, but what he has done at SD State is just great.
Rex Walters----San Francisco---A real coach on the rise, Dons were basically predicted to do nothing and he had them in first place for awhile in the WCC.
Eric Reveno--- U of Portland---- Continues to marvel people the way he has turned the University of Portland program around. Another 20 win season this year.
Gib Arnold--Hawaii--- Probably one of the worst programs in D-1 when he took over this year and he made it respectable
Dana Altman----Oregon---Worse talent probably in the Pac-10, but he got every ounce out of them and won 21 games, plus a CBI title.
Other suggestions will be gladly accepted, but in the end, Craw's Corner chose Kerry Keating per an earlier post as the big winner.